Master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is leading master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point to establish a long-term strategic outlook for the ports, and the surrounding land and marine areas vital for sustainable development.

In accordance with the Sustainable Ports Development Act 2015, a master plan is being prepared to support the sustainable development of priority ports balancing long-term economic growth, job creation, environmental values and community interests, while providing protection for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Status of port master planning

The draft master plan and draft port overlay for the priority Port of Abbot Point have been released for public consultation in accordance with the Ports Act.

The Priority ports master planning guideline (PDF, 4.05 MB) has been developed to help the community and other stakeholders better understand priority port master planning, and outlines the master planning process and matters considered when developing a master plan.

Find out more about the master plan

Public information sessions will be held for the community to talk with the project team. To find out more about master planning for the priority Port of Abbot Point, you can attend the public information sessions below in Bowen.

Due to illness, dates for the public information sessions have been re-scheduled to:

  • Thursday 24 November 2022 4-6pm
  • Friday 25 November 2022 10am-12pm

The draft master plan and draft port overlay are available to view on the TMR website. Display copies of the draft master plan and draft port overlay can also be viewed at:

  • Bowen Library, 67 Herbert Street, Bowen
  • (by appointment via email) Department of Transport and Main Roads, 6 Herbert Street, Bowen
  • (by appointment via email) Department of Transport and Main Roads, 61 Mary Street, Brisbane.

How to make a written submission

The draft master plan and draft port overlay for the priority Port of Abbot Point have been released for public consultation in accordance with the Ports Act.

TMR welcomes community feedback as an important part of finalising the master plan and port overlay.

All submissions must be received by midnight Monday 12 December 2022. All submissions must:

  • state the name and contact details (email and/or postal address) of the person/entity making the submission
  • must be addressed to
    • The Honourable Mark Bailey MP, Minister for Transport and Main Roads
  • Submissions can be sent by email, by post or via the online submission below.

    • Postal address

Priority Port of Abbot Point Master Planning
Transport Strategy and Planning
Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 1412
Brisbane QLD 4000

    • Email address

AbbotPointPortMasterPlan@tmr.qld.gov.au


What happens next?

Following public consultation, all written submissions will be considered in preparation of the final master plan and final port overlay. Once finalised, the master plan and port overlay will take effect.

A summary of submissions and the final master plan and final port overlay will be made available on the TMR website.